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The Beauty
The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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readordierachel
The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

7 days, 7 covers, no explanation. I'm loving seeing everyone's choices.

Want to play @atla ?

vivastory This challenge has, among other things, reminded me of books that are still on my TBR that deserve a TBR bump. Great choice 👍 4mo
readordierachel @vivastory This is a really weird/good one. I think you'd like it. 4mo
Cathythoughts Very good 4mo
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Angitron
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One of the strangest books I‘ve ever read, and I read some weird stuff! In it, a fungal plague has killed all of the women, leaving only men. The story follows a small band of men in a village who come into contact with new life - mushroom women who emerge from the graves of those lost. This was VERY weird and very disturbing, but it‘s brilliant and the writing is stellar - absolutely LOVED this novella!

GypsyKat Okay, I‘m officially intrigued! 7mo
Angitron @GypsyKat Hope you enjoy it! I‘m still thinking about it weeks later! 😬 7mo
GypsyKat @Angitron Wow! I hope it‘s in a good way lol 7mo
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Jillybeane
The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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This story beautifully illustrates how gender is a social construct and a spectrum. With mushrooms.

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UnidragonFrag
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Women die out from a fungus disease, but come back in a sense as mushroom women. The main character, Nathan, is the story-teller of what's left of the men and he brings these mushroom women back to the group to bizarre and disturbing results. A post-apocalyptic, gender-bending horror tale. With mushrooms.

kgriffith With mushrooms. 😂 13mo
imyril I‘m so curious now. Mushrooms! 13mo
UnidragonFrag @kgriffith @imyril mushrooms! It's a very bizarre little story! 13mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Wow this sounds unique! 13mo
UnidragonFrag @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian it is! The way it's written is pretty interesting too. It flows a lot like poetry almost. I got some good quotes from it. 13mo
BookishTrish Yes to all of what you wrote. With mushrooms 🍄 13mo
BookishTrish @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I own a copy I can lend you, if you like. 13mo
4thhouseontheleft That is a very curious sounding book. 🍄 👩🏽! 13mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @BookishTrish I think I'm going to resist the temptation to add to my TBR but thank you!! 13mo
AnansiGirl Stacking this book on my tbr. I‘m strangely curious about a tale of women changing into mushrooms. 🍄👩‍🦰 (edited) 13mo
UnidragonFrag @AnansiGirl it's an interesting read! Only about 100 pages, too, so rather quick. 13mo
Jillybeane This sounds AWESOME 13mo
UnidragonFrag @Jillybeane it's bizarre! haha 13mo
UnidragonFrag #goodreads (04 | 80) 13mo
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UnidragonFrag
The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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Last completed book: The Black God's Drums

First to be completed book: The Beauty

#lastfirst #giveaway - thanks @BookNAround 🎉

readordierachel I hope you like The Beauty! 13mo
UnidragonFrag @readordierachel I did, thanks!! 13mo
readordierachel Awesome! 13mo
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sherryvdh
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Trying something new. I requested the library order this, and they did! I'm still trying to break through this slump. We're having a snow day, and I'm not feeling 100%, so I'm hoping to get some reading done. Happy Friday to everyone! #ThisCoverIsStriking #ItsOnly103PagesLong

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MirrorMask
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1.The Beauty
2. I'd prefer total silence.
3. Dragon
4. Yas!

#SundaySurvey @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 1y
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BookishTrish
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Up at sunrise to read before work #decklife

TrishB Looks lovely 💕 1y
Dragon That sky is so beautiful! 1y
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BookishTrish
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Looks like I‘m going to add The White Bone in as well. I‘m less than half done and don‘t want to speed read it.

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readordierachel
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Literary-horror-scifi-dystopia in which women have succumbed to some kind of sickness. The men in a small camp are left behind, forging a life, trying to hang on to the memories. Nature finds a way to fill the void. Mushrooms are involved. Really well written and genuinely unsettling.

saresmoore “Mushrooms are involved.” 😂 2y
Avanders 👆🏽😆😆 2y
Anton I love this cover! 2y
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Debiw781 Somehow the line “mushrooms are involved” makes me want to read this 😳😂 2y
Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 2y
readordierachel @saresmoore @Avanders @Debiw781 I was trying to figure out how to word it without giving to much away 😆 2y
readordierachel @Anton It's so cool, right? Beautiful but kinda disturbing. Perfect for the book. 2y
Debiw781 @ReadOrDie 😂😂 you definitely intrigued me 2y
minkyb I keep hearing about this one. Very tempting. 2y
readordierachel @minkyb I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend. It's a quick read too. 2y
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BookishTrish
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Midnight in the library #insomnia

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readordierachel
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I am a dandelion clock. One breath from Ted and I am scattered.
"Dandelion," I say.
"What?"
"Thoughts fly if you breathe too hard. The rules are a shout but the story is a sigh. This way they keep their shape, and only bend in the breeze."

Trashcanman Where you at? Hope all is OK. 👁️👁️ 2y
readordierachel @Trashcanman Hey there. Thanks for checking 😊. I'm OK, just a lot going on and life got away from me for a sec. I've been sadly remiss in my litsying! Must remedy that. And thank you so much for the note and bookmark in the mail! 2y
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readordierachel
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On the bus on my way to a job interview. Plus side: get to sneak in a little reading time with this strange and wonderful little book.

Moray_Reads Creepy cover! Good luck with your interview 🤞🍀 2y
EchoLogical You got this! 💪 2y
knittedgnome Good luck! Just be you!! 🍀🍀 2y
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DeleteAcct Best wishes!! 2y
wanderinglynn Good luck! 👍🏻🍀 2y
Ddzmini Good luck 🍀👍🏼 2y
youneverarrived Good luck 🤞 2y
MicheleinPhilly Good luck! 2y
JosieG Good luck! 2y
JosieG 🤞🤞🤞 2y
minkyb 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
batsy All the best 💜 (I'm so curious about this book, sounds great!) 2y
readordierachel @batsy Thanks 😊. And it really is! I'm about halfway but I feel confident recommending it. 2y
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MirrorMask
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Pickpick

Just finished The Beauty and it's an odd story. It takes place in the Valley of the Rocks, a secluded region where the Group lives.The Group are people that were sick of city life and wanted to return to a simpler time. That works for a while, but then all the women die. The story begins when Nate, the Group's storyteller, rips up his mother's photo and mushrooms grow on the graves of the women. This story is classified as #Horror but I loved it.

readordierachel I just picked this up from the library! 2y
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MirrorMask
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1. Finishing up The Beauty before I start the summer reading challenge
2. Haven't made any plans yet. Just playing by ear, I guess.
3. Ribs, mac and cheese and brisket

@JoScho #ManicMonday

JoScho Mac and cheese 💛 2y
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MirrorMask
The Beauty | Aliya Whiteley
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Memorial Day Weekend #tbr

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Blair_Reads
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🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤This is the weirdest thing I‘ve ever read. A blurb on the back is the best description I think. “The brilliant gender-bending, post-apocalyptic horror fable the world needs right now. This book messed me up in the best way possible.” #sogood #love #canteven #genderbender #discoverthebeauty #brilliant

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds awesome! 2y
readordierachel That description and that cover 😍 I'm sold! 2y
ohyeahthatgirl I covet this book so much. My library doesn't have it yet so I feel like I'm going to have to cave and buy it. 2y
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Blair_Reads
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Could I BE any more happy to start this book?!?

TNbookworm 2y
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parasolofdoom
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My husband when describing to him the grislier shock points of this book

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parasolofdoom
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Pick with the caveat that you need a strong stomach for bizarre.

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parasolofdoom
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Weird and engaging. Like that feeling of distasteful, thrilling fixation you get from Geek Love (not nearly as brilliant but what is). All the women have died years before and a strange fungus growing on their graves bloom into living women-shaped amalgamations of men's idea of women -- mother, lover, a thing to perhaps fear and revile all in one. Should be done in an hour. I'm reserving judgement.

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parasolofdoom
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Yeah yeah starting too many things again 😂

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teebe
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The writing is lovely and it‘s clear Whiteley is a poet. There‘s a lot to unpack in this little book re: gender roles, motherhood, and how men view women — if you can get past the “what the f*ck?!” stage. The premise is disturbing, amusing and can sometimes distract from the wider themes. The premise = Day of the Triffids meets feminism meets bad sci-fi porn 😂 (There may be a wider commentary there on speculative fiction in general)

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readingallthetime
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It wasn‘t what I had expected. Back to the library.

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BeckyLeJ
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My San Diego purchases! Courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy, Bay Books, Book Catapult, Comickaze, and Comics-n-Stuff! Oh, I miss the sun and the sand already!

MayJasper What a rainbow 2y
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OhNoMersault
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Another sojourn into the narrative trend of all women being dead. How related to the rise of the alt-right is this pattern?

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Beachesnbooks
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Super weird, disturbing, and very well-written. This book unfolds in a small, isolated community after a pandemic has killed all of the world's women and the men are left to determine how to live in the aftermath. One day, Nate, the community's young storyteller, finds that mushrooms are growing from the bodies of the dead women, and things get crazier from there. This is an unsettling story that packs a lot of plot and meaning into 99 pages.

Joanne1 Intriguing. 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Amazing cover! It's enough to make me want to try it even though it sounds pretty trippy... 3y
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